The National Drought and Flood Agency is now home to the National Drought Map – an interactive tool that gives primary producers the latest spatial information to assist with on-farm decision making and planning.
You can view the National Drought Map here.
The map works by pulling together information from a range of commonwealth and state government departments and other organisations, including the Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Geoscience Australia, and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
The map allows users to search for data that is specific to their region, including seasonal climate forecasts, soil moisture levels, health and financial support services and regional profiles.
Once users have selected their region on the map, they can then overlay the map by choosing from a list of data categories which will then be visually displayed right down to the local government level.
The National Drought and Flood Agency is keen to ensure the map remains a useful tool for farmers and will continue to make improvements and add more information based on user feedback.
Click here to learn more about the National Drought Map or to provide feedback to our Data and Information team.